The Catskills

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  • Author : Stephen M. Silverman
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Pages : 464 pages
  • ISBN : 1101875887
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 reviews
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The Catskills

The Catskills
  • Author : Stephen M. Silverman,Raphael D. Silver
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release : 27 October 2015
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The Catskills (“Cat Creek” in Dutch), America’s original frontier, northwest of New York City, with its seven hundred thousand acres of forest land preserve and its five counties—Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, Ulster, Schoharie; America’s first great vacationland; the subject of the nineteenth-century Hudson River School paintings that captured the almost godlike majesty of the mountains and landscapes, the skies, waterfalls, pastures, cliffs . . . refuge and home to poets and gangsters, tycoons and politicians, preachers and outlaws, musicians and spiritualists,

The Catskills in Vintage Postcards

The Catskills in Vintage Postcards
  • Author : Irwin Richman
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 19 September 1999
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From the 1890s through the 1920s, the postcard was an extraordinarily popular means of communication. Many of the postcards produced during this "golden age," and even some from later years, can today be considered works of art. Postcard photographers traveled the length and breadth of the nation snapping photographs of busy street scenes, documenting local landmarks, and assembling crowds of local children only too happy to pose for a picture. These images, printed as postcards and sold in general stores

Folk Songs of the Catskills

Folk Songs of the Catskills
  • Author : Norman Cazden,Herbert Haufrecht,Norman Studer
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 01 January 1982
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Traditional songs from the Catskill area of New York State are accompanied by detailed discusssions of their roots, development, musical structure, and subject matter

The Catskills Alive

The Catskills Alive
  • Author : Francine Silverman
  • Publisher : Hunter Publishing, Inc
  • Release : 02 September 2009
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Less than a day's drive from New York City, Boston or Philadelphia, the Catskills have long been a popular weekend and summer retreat for city folk. The area offers fine accommodations, top-notch dining and spectacular surroundings. This book profiles hundreds of hotels and restaurants, with an emphasis on the very best places. Daytime activities - shopping, antique-hunting and more - are featured.

In the Catskills

In the Catskills
  • Author : Phil Brown
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 01 April 2004
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With selections from Isaac Bashevis Singer, Allegra Goodman, Moss Hart, TaniaGrossinger, and many others, this volume is a tribute to the legendary Jewishresort area of the Catskills. 40 halftones. 26 figures.

Journey to the Catskills

Journey to the Catskills
  • Author : Dan Pinckney
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 12 January 2012
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In Mexico City a biologically engineered strain of the Ebola virus has been released by terrorists and quickly begins to spread, claiming innocent lives worldwide. As the United States attempts to deal with the consequences, a second attack is launched. Nuclear bombs are launched, exploding in Baghdad, Moscow, and Washington, DC. The death toll rises exponentially. National infrastructures fail, and governments collapse. In the ensuing chaos, those who survive are forced to live their lives in a world without rules.

In the Catskills and My Boyhood

In the Catskills and My Boyhood
  • Author : John Burroughs
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 01 October 2021
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Classic works by naturalist John Burroughs on his beloved Catskill region. Henry James called John Burroughs (1837–1921) "a more humorous, more available, and more sociable Thoreau." Walt Whitman in turn extolled Burroughs as "a child of the woods, fields, hills—native to them in a rare sense (in a sense almost a miracle)." Throughout his many books and essays, Burroughs was never more eloquent on nature themes than when writing about his native countryside: the woods, streams, and mountains of the

Trout Fishing in the Catskills

Trout Fishing in the Catskills
  • Author : Ed Van Put
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 04 November 2014
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Ed Van Put begins this important book with the history of native brook trout and offers little-known details about their sizes, range, and demise from over-fishing, the growth of streamside industries, and the introduction of competitive species. Sweeping in its scope, Trout Fishing in the Catskills tells a thorough tale of the often tumultuous history of fishing in the Catskills. With a scope of over a century, Van Put tells of the Catskill’s frontier fishing beginnings and tracks the

Best Hikes with Children in the Catskills and Hudson River Valley

Best Hikes with Children in the Catskills and Hudson River Valley
  • Author : Cynthia Copeland Lewis,Cynthia Copeland,Thomas Joseph Lewis,Sheila Buff
  • Publisher : The Mountaineers Books
  • Release : 19 September 2021
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* Guidebook to short, easy hikes and trails your children will be comfortable on* Includes ideas for keeping the kids engaged and having funNew York's Catskills have long been an outdoor playground for families escaping from the city. Here's a guidebook that shows you hikes that the whole family can do. Best Hikes with Children in the Catskills and Hudson River Valley, 2nd Ed. includes games that will keep the kids engaged and enjoying the trails. From Catskills State Park, Bear-Mountain-Harriman

50 Hikes in the Catskills First Edition Explorer s 50 Hikes

50 Hikes in the Catskills  First Edition   Explorer s 50 Hikes
  • Author : Derek Dellinger,Matthew Cathcart
  • Publisher : The Countryman Press
  • Release : 13 June 2017
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The essential guide to hiking the majestic Catskill Mountains With soaring mountain tops and wide-ranging trails, the Catskills offer a truly special hiking experience to travelers of all kinds. Catskill veterans Derek Dellinger and Matthew Cathcart explore trails for every level of hiker, from the gentle but breathtaking slog up Slide Mountain, the tallest in the region, to the more challenging Cornell Mountain, a favorite of those more experienced. No matter your hiking goals, this guide will help you find

The Day the Catskills Cried

The Day the Catskills Cried
  • Author : Wayne E. Beyea
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 10 November 2008
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On May 24, 1977, Trudy Resnick Farber was abducted from her home by a masked, armed intruder, taken to a remote wooded mountainside and buried alive! A million dollar ransom demand was made for her release. The Day the Catskills Cried is the complete and true story concerning a horrific crime that shook the Catskill region of New York.

In the Catskills Selections from the Writings of John Burroughs

In the Catskills  Selections from the Writings of John Burroughs
  • Author : John Burroughs
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release : 02 December 2019
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"In the Catskills: Selections from the Writings of John Burroughs" by John Burroughs. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are

Notes and Sources for Folk Songs of the Catskills

Notes and Sources for Folk Songs of the Catskills
  • Author : Norman Cazden Herbert Haufrecht Norman Studer
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 19 September 2021
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Notes and Sources to Folk Songs of the Catskills, also published by the State University of New York Press, is the companion volume to Folk Songs of the Catskills. It contains extensive reference notes that exemplify and support detailed citations in the commentary preceding each song. The book also includes a comprehensive list of sources, including books, broadsides or pocket songsters, disc recordings, music publications, periodicals, tape archives, and other miscellaneous material, as well as information on variants, adaptations, comments